LIRR facing renewed pressure to speed up restoration of service cuts

As News 12 has reported, passengers have packed into some trains due to service cuts that went into effect on Monday.

News 12 Staff

Mar 13, 2021, 4:18 PM

Updated 1,136 days ago

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The LIRR is facing renewed pressure to speed up the process to restore train service that was rolled back due to service cuts. 
As News 12 has reported, passengers have packed into some trains due to service cuts that went into effect on Monday.
The most recent complaints were from viewers who sent pictures of last night’s commute.
The MTA has pledged to reverse the cuts, but they say it will take until March 29 to do so.
In the meantime, the LIRR says it added trains and additional cars to ease the congestion. However, riders say the pictures show that not much has changed.
Riders say on top of being concerned for their safety, their schedules have been destroyed. Fewer trains have increased the commute for some by several hours, and some tell News 12 they're going to start driving next week.
News 12 has reached out to the LIRR to see if it is considering moving up its timeline. So far, there has been no answer.


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